Building on my prior story, I decided to try and create a Portable App launcher for Evernote. The process for doing so at Portable Apps is incompletely documented, so I thought I'd capture a walk-through here.

Substitute your drive letter for "S:", and your Evernote version for "4.01".

• One-time stuff.  (Other stuff gets done for each app you make portable.):
• Install NSISPortable to S:\PortableApps\NSISPortable
• Install PortableApps.comLauncher to S:\PortableApps\PortableApps.comLauncher
• Create the directory structure for your app by copying
• "S:\PortableApps\PortableApps.com_Application_Template_2.0\AppNamePortable"
•  to "S:\PortableApps\"
•  and rename it to EvernotePortable (creating S:\PortableApps\EvernotePortable).
• Copy the Evernote 4.01 program files and subdirectories
• from C:\Program Files\Evernote
• to S:\PortableApps\EvernotePortable\App\Evernote
• Create S:\PortableApps\EvernotePortable\App\AppInfo\Launcher\EvernotePortable.ini, containing:
[Launch]
ProgramExecutable=Evernote\Evernote.exe
WaitForExe1=EvernoteTray.exe

[Activate]
Registry=true

[DirectoriesMove]
-=%LOCALAPPDATA%\Evernote\Evernote\Logs

[DirectoriesCleanupForce]
1=%LOCALAPPDATA%\Evernote

[RegistryKeys]
EvernotePortable=HKCU\Software\Evernote

[RegistryValueWrite]

[RegistryCleanupForce]
1=HKCU\Software\Evernote
• Create S:\PortableApps\EvernotePortable\App\AppInfo\appinfo.ini, containing:
[Format]
Type=PortableApps.comFormat
Version=2.0

[Details]
Name=Evernote Portable
AppID=EvernotePortable

[Control]
Start=EvernotePortable.exe
• Copy appicon.ico
• from S:\PortableApps\PortableApps.comLauncher\App\AppInfo
• to S:\PortableApps\EvernotePortable\App\AppInfo
• (or ever better, use a tool like Icon Studio to extract the Evernote icon from Evernote.exe, and put it into AppInfo\appicon.ico).
• Run S:\PortableApps\PortableApps.comLauncher\PortableApps.comLauncherGenerator.exe and tell it to use S:\PortableApps\EvernotePortable
1. Note: Windows got weird on me about running PortableApps apps with multiple periods in the name, and the work-around was to rename the .exe files to have only a single "." in the name.
• Run S:\PortableApps\EvernotePortable\EvernotePortable.exe.  It should start Evernote.
• Note that I do NOT recommend running it via the PortableApps menu at this point; if it runs into an error, running it directly will an error message; if you run it from the menu, you may not see the message.
• You are not running portably at this point.  You're running your non-portable Evernote with a launcher.  (Baby steps.)
• Copy your Evernote data to S:\PortableApps\EvernotePortable\Data.
• You want to copy the Databases, Dict, and Logs folders from wherever you had them into Data\Databases, Data\Dict, and Data\Logs.
• For me, this was to move the contents of S:\Evernote\Evernote-4.01-data to S:\PortableApps\EvernotePortable\Data.
• Standard location is C:\Documents and Settings\user-ID\Local Settings\Application Data\Evernote\Evernote
• Create a prototype Data\settings\EvernotePortable.reg.
• For many applications, this won't be necessary because you can use RegistryValueWrite in the app's analogue to S:\portableApps\EvernotePortable\App\AppInfo\Launcher\EvernotePortable.ini.  However, I wanted to put a RegistryValueWrite that would set Evernote's data directory, but without additional registry keys present, Evernote set the data directory to its default.
• Don't forget to end the .reg file with TWO empty lines. (It is a .reg file rule.)
• Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Evernote]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Evernote\Evernote]
"SyncServiceUrl"="www.evernote.com"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Evernote\Evernote\AutoResponse]
"ConfirmAppExit"=""

Update: I moved it from S:\PortableApps\EvernotePortable to C:\kevin\EvernotePortable, and it worked without tinkering.